PROFILE – If there has ever been a need for a classic ‘Call to Arms’, that time is now. To quote a famous man from what seems is a long time ago, but is not – ‘The only thing about me is that I am an average healthy human being. All the things I have been able to do, any human being or anyone of you could do equally well or better. I was able to accomplish what I did by refusing to be hooked on a game of life that had nothing to do with the way the universe was going. I was just a throwaway who was willing to commit myself to what needed to be done.’ – R. Buckminster Fuller
MATH Not METH – Is based on a premise developed in 1994 to break a cycle of Heroin addiction within an institutional setting. The premise was a simple one – If you can divert the attention of an addict away from the ‘Game of Getting’ and focused on the ‘Game of Knowledge’ the Pleasure associated with the ‘Score’ followed by the inevitable disappointment in the High, is replaced by the quest for Knowledge.
Construction has started, the movement begins, slowly, ever so slowly the momentum builds. With an estimated infrastructure cost cost of close to US$5 Million from the start the question is thus asked, is it worth it.
To this, the answer is most assuredly, Yes.
I for one, compare it to the cost of not doing anything, acceding to a more conventional approach with a system that quite simply fails to address the underlying issue of Chrystal Meth addiction.
With all the information now before, perhaps there is some understanding of how the process will work.
Think of the damage [REF] which is being inflicted on a large segment of our young and not so young. Then think about ways to Grasp the Pleasure Principle, [REF] to divert the mind to a learned path. This is about MATH Not METH, but it matters not what is learned, more that learning takes place.
Lest you think there is not a problem, or worse that it is somebody else’s problem to deal with or even that because brute force is not working, ‘they’ are not using enough of it – I suggest, a walkabout is in order. Take a walk, six blocks in any direction from where you are now, be it your house, the building where perhaps you are employed, and if that is the case, start walking the stairwells instead of the elevator. Take a look around you and see what is happening. Then, start talking about it, start building the foundation, for as Arlo Guthrie said and sang is his famous song [REF] – ‘It’s a Movement’, and it is coming your way. So as I said once, too many years ago.
The time has come to put a fence at the top of the cliff – Instead of a net at the bottom: Thus giving a chance to build a bridge.
In a world of complexity and contradiction, apathy has become sort of a survival technique. How could you face the evening news without it? Another famine, another flood, another casualty of war – if we truly identified with the pain and suffering of others, it would paralyze us.
And so our apathy extends not only to those on the other side of the world but to or families, friends neighbors, selves.
When was the last time you questioned the way things are? The last time you refused the unacceptable? The last time you turned your apathy into activity? . . . Ask Yourself [LINK]
Will you Lead, Follow –
Or stand by the way. . .